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# No less an authority than Walter Cronkite has report4ed that

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No less an authority than Walter Cronkite has report4ed that [#permalink]

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01 Jul 2009, 10:22
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1. No less an authority than Walter Cronkite has report4ed that half of all Americans never read a book.

A. No less an authority than
B. Nonetheless an authority
C. Nevertheless authoritian
D. Not less an authority than
E. An authority not less than
F.
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Please explain why E is not ans Ans.
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Re: no less an authority [#permalink]

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01 Jul 2009, 10:30
A is the correct idiom.

No less a X than Y.
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01 Jul 2009, 10:31
"no less an authority" is the right way to compare the adjective authority. Authority is not a substance that can be measured. "Not less than" is used when you are dealing with measurable entities, something like 'the quantity of water is not less than 2 liters' ... makes sense ?
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